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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 15, 2009 11:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

Nice to see you didn't include THE CLASH in that list. Talk about some life changing shows....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMDw91u-6oc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFGxauL07_I

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 16, 2009 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

the Jam in '79, on the same night that Bill Graham had another show at the theatre 'round the corner, a two-ticket double-header sure-fire in Oakland, CA - the second show with Roxy Music, the Manifesto Tour.


That for me was a real close call for a life-changing show..
I actually went and got a job a few days later!

But seeing Blondie and The Nuns in '77 - at The Old Waldorf, my first new wave - punk show - that WAS a life-changer...

I escaped my flower child roots and slipped into the next youth rebellion...
anyway, for more juicy details - here's my blog page on all the shows I ever went to that mattered:

http://beat-pop.blogspot.com/2005/01/super-list-all-shows-attended.html

This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2009-02-16 17:14:18

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 16, 2009 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

CPW, it won't be the same, but Paul Weller is going to be at The Warfield in April. Should be great - saw him a handful of years ago in Prague and he was great. Talk about a criminally underrated artist.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 22, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

thx for the hedz up, bluedev - might weller be worth going!

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 17, 2009 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

On the blog you write, "Grateful Dead/Miles Davis Quintet 1970 FW -my first live show"

No sense testing the live music waters, just jump in balz first.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 22, 2009 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

that 1st show, for me, was indeed a baptism by fire.

Sure, in hindsight I wish I had started going to live shows in '66 - I was old enough, at 14, to roam around the City (SF) on my own, with just enough money of my own to go to the Avalon (all ages).

By early '69 I was collecting Crumb underground comix, ZAP and all those things but wasn't getting stoned or going all the way yet - not 'til early '70.

After breaking those barriers, live shows was a foregone eventuality.

If I had waited another year ot two to see the Grateful Dead, speaking for myself and my tastes here, it's unlikely I'd be writing this here and now -
my love and respect for them as a live act stems from the GD shows I saw in 1970.

I appreciate what they've done since 1970, and I've learned from the archive material that I enjoy pre'70 GD even more than the shows relating to my 1st times seeing them live...

What I'm trying to say is, waste not another chance to see them (Dead '09) or any fine musicians play live - there's no time like
the present, to be alive!

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 22, 2009 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

I couldn't agree more. See live music, even if your buddy says they just learned of a good new band. My wife and I have seen some great bluegrass, the new style being jamgrass. Tombone Shorty was just in town doing the Portland Jazz Festival. Go see this master of jazz if he comes within a few hundreds of miles of your town. Being born the year you first started seeing them brings on the realization that the new is as vibrant as the tried and true. Great recollection you provide for us. I just listened to 5/14/70 today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Next up was Ween and dug it too. Love and live music.

wineland

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 15, 2009 11:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

no way man... i could see that: the clash, bob marley, springsteen... hell, i wasn't looking to say any single concert couldn't be a very serious life changing event for a person... more so i am just looking at the GD as somehow unlike anything else in regular old rock & roll. like, it WASN'T about "the concert" or any particular "message."

i mean there is no other band that endeavored to do anything even remotely similar. i would probably compare the GD to Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus before say the Black Crowes or BB KING or Elvis.... they were a traveling circus that endured for 25 years. year in year out, criss-crossing the country with no promise at each stop along the way other than POSSIBILITY -- the chance that one might just encounter a little bit of magic, a small glimpse of the machinations of the universe.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 16, 2009 12:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

hmm, "life changing" ... i can't say any single show/concert did that for me, though there are certainly some which are more high-lighted in my conciousness, for whatever reason, be it the vibe, the music, the friends i was with, or just my life at the time; i mean, when you think about it, it doesn't even necessarily need to be the entire happening or musical climate, it could very well be just one shard from the clock, an epiphanal moment that struck like thunder then, and resonates, perhaps to a lesser degree, still today; i think if you know what i'm saying, you know what i mean

the GD were, as HL says, unique, more journey than not, a vari-coloured landscape/tapestry offering that which was not got at your run-of-the-mill rock&roll show

and it is this 'uniqueness' experienced first-hand, and the lingering threads of it in my memory, which has brought me back to the music, to this crazy forum of freaks, but more importantly, has (i'd like to think) enriched me in ways still unfolding

if, you know what i mean ...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 16, 2009 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

i dont know - seeing Loverboy at the Providence Civic Center was a pretty intense life-changing experience for me!!!





;-p

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 16, 2009 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

but was it the music or the chicks in the crowd??

you'll also be happy to hear then that Loverboy is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year ... mcglone is all in a tizzy about it!

hey, is it true what i hear ... you're heading to Italy?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 16, 2009 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

are you serious about Loverboy heading to the hall of fame??? OMG, what has this world come to....


and yes, I am heading to Italy for a couple of weeks on honeymoon with my beautiful bride to be. really lookin forward to it. (marie is an amazing amazing woman!!)

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 17, 2009 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

Congratulations on your marriage with Marie. All the best wishes.

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 16, 2009 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

Grab me a canoli.

Billy Idol is played on "classic rock" stations... the end is nigh.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 16, 2009 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

ahhh...Italy! non beva il vino